On September 17 MHB reported on a copyright infringement claim filed with Facebook by an anonymous party against the “Sandy Hook Hoax” Fb page alleging ownership of the Lenie Urbina/Avielle Richman photographs. The copyright claimant has been revealed in the emails below as one Thomas Bittman, co-founder of the lucrative “Sandy Hook Promise” charity. The 501(c)3 has been a key proponent of gun control and mental health protocols that it argues will curb mass shootings, while pulling on the heartstrings of America to the tune of tens of millions of dollars in the wake of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook massacre event.
What’s significant here is whether Bittman actually holds the copyright to the images in question, and if he’s not just prompting Facebook to abuse the entire DMCA process intended to address legitimate copyright claims. If so, Bittman has likely committed perjury and is subject to being sued for filing a false copyright infringement claim. “If you send a cease-and-desist letter to an infringer,” under DMCA,
there is a risk that the infringer may file a lawsuit in the infringer’s jurisdiction naming you as a defendant and seeking a declaratory judgment that your copyright is invalid. One recent court decision found that the sending of a single cease-and-desist letter into the state was enough to subject the defendant to personal jurisdiction in that state.
If you send a DMCA takedown notice that is both false and meant in bad faith (such as to harass, or doesn’t state a real claim), you have committed perjury. Though unlikely, if the party you sent the takedown notice to decided to pursue this in court, you could face all of the consequences that your state imposes on people who lie in court.
Most MHB readers will likely agree that such legal action against parties that have sought to terrorize the US citizenry and enrich themselves on an entirely dubious incident is richly deserved. We do hope Mr. Anthony Mead pursues this matter to the fullest extent provided by law.
From: Facebook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 21, 2015 at 6:16:46 PM EDT
To: Anthony Mead
Subject: Re: Copyright Counter Complaint: #1631982620387595
Reply-To: Facebook <email@example.com>
Thank you for your email. As you know, we received a claim of alleged rights infringement regarding the removed content. However, the content in question is outside the scope of the counter-notification provisions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512(g).
If you believe that this content should not have been removed from Facebook, you can contact the complaining party directly to resolve your issue:
Report #: 263811150419388
Name – Thomas Bittman
Email – tjbittman@
Please keep in mind that the complaining party is not required to respond to you. If an agreement is reached to restore the reported content, please have the complaining party email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with their consent and the original report number of their complaint.
Intellectual Property Operations
From: Anthony Mead
Subject: Copyright Counter Complaint: #1631982620387595
Name: Anthony J Mead
Mailing Address: _______________
Hollywood FL, 33026
Please provide URL(s)/description leading to where the content appeared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoaxAtSandyHook
By submitting this counter-notice, you:consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Facebook, Inc. may be found.agree to accept service of process from the party who reported your content, or that party’s agent.state under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material in question was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.: I Agree
Electronic Signature: Anthony J Mead
—–End Original Message—–
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Fair use isn’t significant here as well? I thought when a copyright holder (if they are indeed so) submits a photograph for publication to the press that it is then a matter of whether another reporter, etc., can use it under the fair use clause.
Since the ISP or platform can be implicated in a DMCA complaint they also have to “buy in” to such a far use argument, which is more or less a defense in the event the claimant in fact owns the image. Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, has done so on my behalf when such bogus claims have been filed against MHB.
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No doubt in my mind now and my own tin foil hat thoughts that this all this links to a behind the cover organization of fraud and treason against the American people to violate the Constitution and disarm the people as per the United Nations mandate.
I posted this link to this article both on the Sandy Hook Hoax Page and in the Sandy Hook Hoax Private Facebook Group.
It was removed from both without notification !!
Amazingly, the link to this post has been deleted from MHB’s Facebook page as well.
There has been a lot of that lately.
Facebook Begins Censoring State Of The Nation After Putin Article Entitled-Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Perfect Foil To The Anglo-American Axis And Their New World ‘Order’-Also Rain Turning To Foam After Tianjin Blast And Ruihai Chemical Company Began By Company In North Carolina-Massive Fish Kills Six Km From Tianjin As Russia And China Begin Unprecedented Naval Drills
All you people got to learn…F”;!Book ain’t your friend. I cannot understand why any of you use it. It should be avoided and boycotted at all cost. It has proven itself over and over again that it does not adhere to the First Ammendment, and has little respect for due process, or even basic fairness.
I told that this blog was being monitored but did you listen to me, no, no one listens.
I said this LONG, LONG before you said it, FT, next you’ll tell us you wrote the Gita.
Fb Will delete any political content or links. I found this out when the ‘we are Charlie’ event happened. I freaked out posting from a friend’s fb thinking they were censoring me in real time. They just have an algorithm and a blacklist of sites. Nothing personal, just their rules.
Something is rotten in Denmark.
I’ve long felt the perps and participants in the SH event were under some protective umbrella provided from the upper levels of government. Incredibly bold brassiness under such overt circumstances, in my opinion, signifies the presence of Big Brother somewhere in the equation. Robbie Parker and Gene Rosen were two characters who evoked this forwardness and since then, I’ve felt they and other very significant people acting as spokespersons in various echelons of the event were being given shielding and, if needed, pardons for involvements in the intrigue. Clearly, there is a stench emanating from the wee hamlet of Newtown, aye,there is, lads and lassies.
I hope this isn’t another case of “CIA suing itself” for show. The Regime loves fake show trials. For example the Boston Hoaxathon “trial” of the younger Tsarnaev brother (who didn’t actually bomb the Marathon). Boston was a Martial Law test run — not a bombing.
Another fake lawsuit was the (fake) Sandy Hook “parents” (professional actors) “suing” Newtown 2 years after the fake Newtown “shooting” Gun Grab hoax.
Folks are catching on to the Regime’s lies.
Thank you very much for writing this article and following this story.
Interesting background: Bittman is a consultant for a company called Gartner Research which is big, big data. Gartner was founded by a guy named Gideon Gartner, who was born in Israel and studied at MIT. The company was acquired London-based mega-ad agency Saatchi and Saatchi and then taken over in 1990 by some of Saatchi’s executives with funding from Bain Capital and Dunn and Bradstreet. These are major players in the world of IT.
One of the Sandy Hook Promise initiatives is to support “Big Data” research. Gee, what are the odds. If Bittman isn’t CIA, I’ll eat my hat.
Charles. And Keith. And Enta C. Bittman and Koplin knows that one mother did not have a 6-year old child attending SHES in dec 2012. As do you. This is not information from yt. It’s from a place called reality. And it’s not a secret any more. Thanks.
It is known the copyright and original material are owned by The Newtown Bee and the google plus account of K. H.
Rights to the images belong to Newtwon Bee and K.H., not Thomas Bittman, a third party. Maybe you can prove otherwise for the rest of us?
I wonder what scam will be foisted on us next. The charleston shooting is almost a distant memory now. I think we let that one slide way too easy. The marshal law rehearsal known as boston marathon bombing… no wide spread protests about the man hunt that shredded the constitution. Maybe that’s the problem with constitution… no serious penalties for blatant self evident violations. The manner in which sandy hook was covered up raised not an eye brow with the general public. A situation has been created where all people can do is struggle for survival. The price of food has soared out of sight. There is almost no item left under a dollar. When people struggle for their next meal… trivialities like the sandy hook hoax, boston marathon hoodwink, the charleston church shooting gag… they just “can’t go there” … a quote from my pal Roger when I tried to mention the 911 being a self inflicted wound. 911 exceeded Roger’s acceptible level of the horror – his version of reality. that is what our own personal version of reality is… our acceptible threshold of the horrors. My own personal take… I doubt the moon landings to the point its more likely we faked it than it is we actually went. Given the feds propensity to decieve us on a global scale… any major game changing event should be met with a tidal wave of sketicism for the official story… like pearl harbor being a surprise, acrobatic magic bullets and concrete turning to dust and 90 pound weaklings transforming into Rambo lite the merciless killing machine. Surviving family members of mass killing moved to radiant smiles and t -shirts that say “hate wont win.” The scam was right in your grill …. so obvious a blind person could see it.
“If you send a DMCA takedown notice that is both false and meant in bad faith (such as to harass, or doesn’t state a real claim), you have committed perjury. Though unlikely, if the party you sent the takedown notice to decided to pursue this in court, you could face all of the consequences that your state imposes on people who lie in court.”
Is there something that you don’t understand about that ?
That was a very good video. For those who still harbor doubts this should go a long way to disabuse them of those.
It is very telling that he claimed to have kids in elementary school years before the event. While everyone has been obsessing over St. Rose this is the first time I’ve seen someone actually explore the tribal connection.
As Doom says, “birds of a feather….”. I’ve said that consistently throughout this investigation. What ties these people together in this drill are their connections.
I’ve also mentioned that those who engage in these self-serving efforts in support of their owners over at the New World Odor are allowed to steal. It’s their reward. As long as they don’t interfere with the big plan, its fine.
Those who have ever seriously studied the ways of the spook community will recognize the “charities” as an ideal avenue for washing filthy lucre. Not that they don’t help themselves, but I’m sure a significant chunk goes to fund other such operations or even unrelated crimes against the populace.
The old method of channeling both federal non-appropriated funding as well as their normal drug revenues was the dummy corporation. I’m sure they still engage in that, but with the advent of Homeland Security there is a whole new growth market for dirty tricks.
What could be better for them but to use taxpayer and opium money to drive their disarmament and control agenda? In fact, just the descriptions of the companies are giveaways. They are there to service their compadres in the spook business.
Whether its Obamamama schlepping “micro-loans” all over Indonesia or Howard Hughes building CIA ships, these activities are fully financed with black funds.
Here its an open question whether they designed this or merely piggy-backed on it to have another trough in which to deposit their spoils. My guess is that they planned it to the degree that they needed an operation and left it to the geniuses at HMS to script.
These events are years in the planning and preparation stages. It is always amusing when someone exposes them. My hat’s off to Doom.
“but I’m sure a significant chunk goes to fund other such operations or even unrelated crimes against the populace.”
You got it…Black Money to fund the operations.
All the SHE and BMB fools got less than we thought.
It really is easier than selling heroin to start a Go Fund Me Page…
“In Afghanistan, where the poppies grow…., row by row….! I know that most are focused on the pipeline scam. That’s peanuts compared to the agricultural opportunities.
This is how these spook agencies have funded themselves for many years. At the rate they’re going, charities may supplant casino gambling as the preferred laundry for their lucre.
I remember when “Iran-Contra” was a big scandal. This goes WAY beyond that. That’s one thing you can take to the bank with this crowd. They don’t know the word “enough”.
There was a New report on TEE VEE showing our American Troops guarding the Poppies in Afghanistan.
The story went: They depend on this product to sustain and the Military as there “friend” is just helping them make money. ( heroin)
( C130 full of heroine flies away in the back ground headed to Chicago/Compton/Florida) to help “sustain” the CIA , Opps I mean the people of Afghanistan…..
Ya gotta love these rascals..
Great Video Also
How did I miss this whole tangent? I’m subscribed to both InsaneMedia and TyrannyNewsNetwork on more than one platform (YouTube, Facebook, etc.). Better late than never, I suppose. Has any more come from this line of investigation?
Did you go to Insane Media and read that article? Wow.
I missed all this too in 2013 but so much was going between SHE and BMB the net was saturated with videos
Yes, I just read it and all the comments. Holy cow, where the hell have I been? I stopped reading ATS early on: I knew it was disinformation, and I stayed away from its forums, too (good thing). But I’ve been subbed to InsaneMedia for years, so I don’t know how I missed all this.
Thanks a mill for posting this.
Of course the drill is not over. We know this was a “Capstone Event”. That means it was a government event. It shouldn’t be too surprising that they are still evaluating their methods and their impacts, as well as trying out different strategies for manipulation.
The only thing they fear is sufficient and meaningful exposure that would hamper their efforts. They have a range of responses for those situations.
The only thing “new” about any of this is the brazenness and the audience’s ability to respond instantaneously. Now that they realize there won’t be torchlit crowds with pitchforks they simply don’t care who believes them. It is the reaction they want to control.
All of these agencies have departments who’s job it is to analyze responses and spin information. The reality is that they are not attempting to seek agreement with their actions, they simply don’t want open rebellion. After all, none of us asked them to push their owner’s agenda. Remember, they don’t work for us. We just get to pay for it.
Yes, good find. I completely missed it as well. I used to read ATS in those days, and posted occasionally. It would be an understatement to categorize those times as frustrating.
Every SH thread was derailed and eventually shut down. There was one “good guy” mod who took the stance that it was a real event, but that Lanza was a patsy. All other mods and several posters used all the usual techniques to knock threads off course before they were banished to the LOL forum (Ludicrous Online Lies).
A few of us tried to apply logic and reason to the situation, but it soon became apparent that we were dealing with shills from the top down. Haven’t visited ATS in I don’t know how long.
It’s really all about gun safety. Yeah… right!
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